The President’s Summer Reading

August 22, 2011 at 12:46 am | Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Here is President Obama’s summer reading list:

The Bayou Trilogy – Daniel Woodrell (496 pages)

Rodin’s Debutante – Ward Just (272 pages)

Cutting for Stone – Abraham Verghese (667 pages)

To the End of the Land – David Grossman (672 pages)

The Warmth of Other Suns – Isabel Wilkerson (640 pages)

That would be seven books in nine days, adding up to 2,747 pages, or 305 pages per day.  Depending on what constitutes a fun vacation for the Obama family, he could undoubtedly pull it off, but I’m guessing he’ll only get through half that stack before they head home.

If the Chief wants my advice, I’d skip the Grossman and the Verghese… Personally I found at least one character in both those books to be extremely annoying and it took me about two months per book to force myself to finish.  Definitely start with the Woodrell; he’s amazing.










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  1. I haven’t read the Woodrell book, but I’m inclined to agree with you.

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